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Yordy Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman

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BH Photo #177810

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Large trees which floated down Swatara Creek during flood of September 7-8, 2011 are wedged across deck of bridge. Possibility of bridge being dislodged by flood waters, subject to engineer inspection.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Swatara Creek on Yorty Bridge Road
Location
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed for flood damage
History
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1995
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 213.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39472, -76.55111   (decimal degrees)
40°23'41" N, 76°33'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/368360/4472723 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indiantown Gap
Inventory numbers
PA 38 7207 0378 3022 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 22862 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 46211 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
200

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 6, 2016: Updated by Luke: Name change per forum comment
  • September 10, 2011: Updated by Bill Stephens: Bridge closed due to flood damage
  • September 18, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

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Comments 

Yorty Bridge
Posted December 6, 2016, by Maintenance 6 ( boeing299 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The pictures shown are of Black's Bridge, which is on Black's Bridge road farther south on the Swatara Creek. Yordy's Bridge is spelled with a "D" and is open for traffic.